Father says Maryville man shot by police had PTSD

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The father of a U.S. Marine veteran, who was shot and killed by police in Maryville, said his son had battle flashbacks brought on by post-traumatic stress disorder.

Officers who responded to calls about a man shooting a gun killed Theodore "T.J." Jones IV early Thursday after Jones shot at officers and a civilian and refused to put down his weapon.

The Daily Times reported Jones' father Theodore Jones III, posted a message on his Facebook page that said his son had a flashback Wednesday night and stated, "He has lost the battle with PTSD."

The younger man's sister, Stephanie Kirk of Maryville, issued a short public statement on behalf of her family, acknowledging that her brother was the man fatally shot and requesting privacy.



 
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